Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kelly leads the way and Smoot sets record at the fifth Barnes 5K

First opening its doors in 1909, Barnes Healthcare is a very old company based in Valdosta, Georgia. First run in 2009, the Barnes 100 Years 5K is on its way to becoming an old road race on the streets of Valdosta. First used in 2013, the course for this year's Barnes 5K run is brand new. That new course was where Ryan Kelly of Lake Park, Georgia ran 3.1 miles in 18:13 on Saturday morning, 13 July 2013, winning the fifth annual Barnes 100 Years 5K. Matthew Baun, a three-year veteran of the St. Johns School cross-country team, finished runner-up behind Kelly in 18:21. Adel, Georgia athlete Sean McConnell was the first master runner in the race, finishing third overall in 19:33.


Repeating her performance from nine days earlier in Valdosta's Fourth of July 5K, Mary Alice Smoot both won the women's title and set a new women's record in the fifth annual Barnes 5K. A senior-to-be and cross-country runner at Valwood School, Smoot placed fifth overall in 20:12, trimming six seconds off of Angelina Horne's four-year-old Barnes 5K record of 20:18. Nearly 400 meters behind Mary Alice Smoot was the runner-up in the women's field, 2011 Barnes 5K champion Alice Smoot. Alice Smoot, who happens to be Mary Alice Smoot's mother, was also the top female master in the race, coming in 10th overall with a 21:47.


72 athletes finished the 2013 Barnes 100 Years 5K. Proceeds from the race were earmarked for the Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility of Quitman, Georgia.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 18:12.8 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34)
  2. 18:20.1 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 14)
  3. 19:32.5 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 42)
  4. 19:52.7 ~ Jonathan Miller (M, 26)
  5. 20:29.9 ~ Milo Mirate (M, 17)
  6. 20:58.9 ~ Tom Phillips (M, 45)
  7. 21:15.7 ~ Derek Cummings (M, 34)
  8. 21:27.5 ~ Dylan Rogers (M, 15)
  9. 22.29.3 ~ Michael Baun (M, 56)
  10. 22:34.5 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 33)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Barnes 100 Years 5K
  1. 20:11.2 ~ Mary Alice Smoot (F, 17)
  2. 21:46.9 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 56)
  3. 23:15.4 ~ Debbie Green (F, 47)
  4. 23:24.6 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 45)
  5. 24:30.3 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13)
  6. 24:36.6 ~ Mackenzie Rogers (F, 9)
  7. 24:38.8 ~ Jennifer Hummel (F, 39)
  8. 26:13.6 ~ Kristina Singley (F, 34)
  9. 26:19.8 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 35)
  10. 27:22.0 ~ Janis Lee (F, 58)

Barnes 100 Years 5K Champions, 2009-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
18 July 200919:05, Masked Avenger20:18, Angelina Horne96
17 July 201016:45, Daniel Broadhead20:31, Angelina Horne119
16 July 201118:02, Masked Avenger20:54, Alice Smoot67
14 July 201218:29, Nathan Norton23:23, Lauren Tosky80
13 July 201318:13, Ryan Kelly20:12, Mary Alice Smoot72


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